Racing Returns to New Orleans in Fine Style

By Brett Martel
AP Sports Writer

They hauled off soil tainted by Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters and rebuilt a grandstand roof ripped free by the storm's winds.

After more than a year of renovations, costing about $16 million, a Thanksgiving tradition--horseracing--returned to New Orleans on Thursday (Nov. 23).

The annual winter meet has started on

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